Freekeh Tabouli with Lemon & Feta

Have you given freekeh a shot yet? Now's the time! Freekeh is an ancient grain made by roasting green wheat, which results in a smoky, nutty flavor-o-rama, plus it's filled with fiber. 

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup freekeh
  • 1¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced cucumber, peeled &seeded
  • 2/3 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/3 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

       Dressing

  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Instructions 

Combine freekeh, water, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes or until water is absorbed and freekeh is tender. Let cool and toss in tomatoes, cucumber, onion, mint and parsley. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and toss with salad before serving. Serve garnished with feta and lemon wedges.